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Five reasons to come get spooky with VAMProv

It’s getting ever-so-close to Halloween, but already the undead are lurking about. Blood-thirsty Vampires stalk about in the dark, ready to feed on unsuspecting souls. Luckily, a band of human survivors stand ready to take back this world, armed with nothing more than wit and daring. If the fate of humanity isn’t enough reason to come see VAMProv tomorrow night at Cafe Deux Soleils, here are 5 more: 

1) Come and see a comedy collaberation! VAMProv is a co-production between The Fictionals and our friends at Second Storey Theatre. As many of you know, a number of us perform regularly as part of the Second Storey ensemble, and we’ve had the pleasure of inviting many SSTers down to perform in our Pop-Up Comedy Jams, Vancouver Improv Fight Clubs and Show Us Your Wits events. In fact, the artistic director of SST – Graham Myers – created VAMProv.

2) We have a great cast of talented improvisers ready to entertain you. Representing the Vampires we have Rachelle Tomm, Sam Mitchell and Richard Meen! For the humans we have Jennifer Pielak, Alan Pavlakovic and Daniel Chai! Running the show will be Igor himself, as played by Richard Wiens.

3) There will be a COSTUME CONTEST at VAMProv! Come dressed up in your finest Halloween outfits for your chance to win some awesome prizes!
4) We will also be giving away tickets to our next Fictionals shows: Pop-Up Comedy Jam: Ladies Night on Tuesday, November 6th. Fun show + free stuff = awesome!


As always, we look forward to sharing laughter with you at Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive. Doors @ 730pm, show @ 8pm. Tickets just $5 at the door!

Much love!

~ The Fictionals

Halloween comes early to Vancouver with Vamprov

The year: 2012. The end of the world is just a few months away, but the creatures of the night are already stirring. But our brave band of survivors aren’t ready to give up yet. On Tuesday, October 30th at Cafe Deux Soleils, the fate of the world will be decided by… comedy.

Vamprov is a hilariously-spooky show where humans and vampires improvise for ultimate supremacy. A Halloween eve co-presentation by The Fictionals and Second Storey Theatre, our demented host will take you through a series of comedy challenges that
will decide who will rule our post-apocalyptic wasteland!

If you’re tired of Vancouver’s Halloween bar scene or are looking for a nice place to relax before the madness that is trick-or-treating, this show is for you! And there will be free Halloween candy!

Bonus: Prizes for best costume!

Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Dr.

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8:00pm
Tickets: $5 at the door

More info at www.thefictionals.com
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For more details on Vamprov, please visit http://www.secondstoreytheatre.com/ Vamprov created by Graham Myers



Five reasons to come watch Vancouver Improv Fight Club: Off Key vs BellingHAMLET

Tomorrow night at Cafe Deux Soleils, Vancouver Improv Fight Club is proud to present world-class improv action, courtesy of Off Key and BellingHAMLET. If you need an excuse to come enjoy a night of hilarious comedy mixed with head-to-head combat, here are five:

1) In the Blue corner is BellingHAMLET, from the hilarious confines of the Upfront Theatre from Bellingham, USA. Represented by Tim Gregor, Sally Unger and James Tweedale, BellingHAMLET perform original improvised plays inspired by the language, themes and innuendos of the great bard, William Shakespeare. Their members have performed at festivals all over North America, and this is their VIFC debut!

2) In the Blue corner are Off Key, a new musical improv group that has been developing for just under two months in Port Coquitlam, Canada, though made up of comedians and musicians with years of exerience. Created by Jennifer Pielak (director) and Peter Abando (musical director), and featuring Alison Chisholm, Brittney Grabill, Mitch Boliszczuk, Matthew Simmons, Richard Meen from Second Storey Theatre, Off Key will create songs based on your suggestions right in front of your eye. VIFC is their first show together!

3) Tomorrow night’s VIFC event will be our second-ever Internation Incident! Last September saw Seoul City Improv from South Korea take on The Fictionals from Canada in a very fun and exciting show. Off Key (Canada) vs BellingHAMLET (USA) promises to be much more of the same action.
4) We will be giving away tickets to our next Fictionals shows: Pop-Up Comedy Jam on Tuesday, July 17th and Show Us Your Wits on Tuesday, July 24th. Fun show + free stuff = awesome!

5) Cafe Deux Soleils serves an excellent selection of cold drinks, including an excellent Sangria. Beat the heat for a few hours and come inside with your friends!

As always, we look forward to sharing laughter with you at Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive. Doors @ 7pm, show @ 8pm. Tickets just $5 at the door!

Much love!

~ The Fictionals